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. christine what about you? >> i second everything that bill said. on martin luther king day as the saying goes rosa parks road to that martin luther king could march and barack obama could run, and so we would all fly. it was so magnificent for him to take the spirit of dr. king the civil rights movement, take the american story and including everybody in it from our newest americans to our oldest citizens, and when he said our social safety net does not make us weak you could hear the oh throughout the whole crowd. >> jennifer: where were you christine? >> i was up to the president's right. we had a great view of the president and it was really really exciting. we were sitting right near artist john legend and cindy lopper both of who are very active in the community. we were all just cheering practically every line so we were a bit of a rowdy bunch but we were very very excited to be there, and looking out and seeing all of those people it was really really special and wonderful. >> jennifer: yeah, bill, i completely agree with everything, and the thing that str
to martin luther king jr. the president is going to be sworn in with king's bible on martin luther king jr. day. he'll be facing at that moment the lincoln memorial, where king delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. as far as symbolism goes, it does not get better than that. and then what had gotten better are california's finances. for the first time in five years california will not have a budget deficit. in fact, democratic governor jerry brown today announced a budget for the next fiscal year that bloomberg news projects to have a $851 million surplus. a surplus. as recently as 2009 california ran a $49 billion budget deficit deficit. now $851 million surplus. thanks to voter-approved tax increase the past election, the budget actually increases investments, including for california schools. it takes a progressive to make the tough calls clean up the mess and put the state on the right track. just sayin', we tip our hat to california governor jerry brown. then way across the country in another deep blue state progressives are taking matters in their own hands. two
, and that's why martin luther king's legacy is so important. >> jennifer: well, and of course guns are per vase nif a lot of communities struggling with poverty. what should we be doing to eliminate poverty in this country? >> very much like what the plt did today he said we're going to focus on gun. that's wonderful. behind it let's make poverty and let's make access to resources a priority. think about detroit, think about the south side of chicago. think about poor whites in appalachia, about what is going on in indian reservations. this kind of violence has been going on a long time among pour people. we have to have a much more comprehensive understanding of how we can access all of our citizens as well as human being around the world. >> jennifer: and the question of course is how do you lead on this issue? getting his members of congress to fallow has been an enormous challenge, whether it is guns or taking a look at the safety net of this country. so you are launching an initiative starting tomorrow which will help to be another voice on that bully pulpit tell
protesters think about martin luther king who engaged in a lot of activities across the line of the law. he was never convicted of one felony. he was charged of two, and an all white journey exonerated him on both. here is a kid who literally was harming nobody who was going to be charged with 13 felonies and they would not go away until he admitted guilt of 13 felonies. so that's the kind of extremism that i think many people are wondering about now. >> jennifer: they are charging him under this computer fraud and abuse act which is 29 years old, and the technology has evolved so much and this issue of intellectual property, how do you carve this? >> yeah, the design of the law originally was we'll trust the prosecutors to make the distinction, and i think this case shows maybe we can't. the kind of changes that are being proposed are changes that make it merely because you don't do what the contract with the -- with the online service provider says, you haven't committed a felony. there are courts where the government insists if you don't do exactly what the onl
weekend, and it's intended to encourage americans across the country to volunteer in remembrance of martin luther king jr. khelsea china clinton's role she can speak, and encouraging events in all 50 states. if you want to see more go to www.currenttv/"thewarroom." andspeakingofcivilrightsactivist andspeakingofcivilrightsactivist s, david david campos is would like to rename the airport after harvey milk. campos already has four cosponsors. there are airport across the country already named for individuals, but if this legislation passes, san francisco would be the first airport in the world to honor somebody who is openly gay. appropriate. all right then our favorite statistician senate silver who wrote the book "the signal and the noise: why so many predictions fail and some don't," that's the title of it. he learned why some predictions failed this past sunday because last week he appeared on espn. he predicted that the seattle seahawks would be in the super bowl. >> with seattle you saw a team blowing people out. the point differential is a predictor going forward of how well a team w
. >> the right to vote. >> michael: it was a very clever speech. he we have in martin luther king jr.'s speech. >> from the left and the right. from folks news to the nation claim this was a liberals coming out speech. it just wasn't. if this was a liberal speech yesterday then the conservatives really have won the debate. they have taken mainstream ideas ideas, and titled them liberal. their view of liberal is anything that is not right wing tea party. >> michael: let's go to what they think is a crazy liberal theme. >> they are awful. >> michael: yes, they are awful but they thing think the climate change does not exist. >> it was a recognition that science matters. 98% of scientists, every environmental climate change all over the world including china and russia say climate change is real and man is the significant contributor to climate change. no one's lives are saved if we make hards harder to get but this is 99% of scientists. >> michael: 9the benchmark piece of recommendation will have something to do with the keystone xl pipeline. is this just a spoon full of sugar to let that medic
to make 2 done. specifically on january 15th, martin luther king jr.'s actual birthday, we september the letter from 47 top national faith leaders to president obama saying we need these gun prevention measures that work. now we're working on getting letters from the state level and making sure that members of congress know that the faith community want this to happen, demand that this happens because of three things we are going to succeed. number one the moral authority of the faith community. the same moral authority that helped convince congress to save from tobacco and save lives. second, and then third mobilize the grassroots. >> jennifer: that's what i'm talking about. if you can get members of your parishes mosques synagogues, get them out and get them to write letters. that is the most powerful thing and i pray that you're successful. that's all i can say. thank you so much, vincent dimarco from faiths united to prevent gun violence. in 46 days now 1356 americans have died as a result of gun violence. a rough estimate from slate magazine. sadly dr. ronald gilbert is one of t
in the future. it's going to be a lot about martin luther king jr. it's the same weekend that the country celebrates him and his leadership. and so when we talked to a lot of people there is a nod and expected to be some omage paid to dr. king. >> jennifer: that's really cool. why are there going to be two swearing in ceremonies? >> it's different. usually this does not happen. there have been a couple of other instances when it dates back to the fact that they have two swearing ins. it's because constitutionally the inauguration or the swearing in of a president is supposed to be january 20th. this year that falls on a sunday, so they're having a small ceremony that will be private. there is press that is allowed. that was clear earlier. and then the big inauguration day with the pomp and circumstance that we think of the backdrop of the capitol with the president and the chief justice swearing him in, that will be that monday. >> jennifer: so there is always a lot of people who are on these inaugural committee lists. my last question for you i know eva longoria is one of the committee c
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